low budget movies

Italian director Ivan Zuccon (1972-) is an experienced filmmaker who started his career with the short film Berenice (1997). He made several other short films before his interest in the American horror writer H.P. Lovecraft turned his mind to create horror movies related to that writer’s stories. His early features which were shot on video…

Read more Director Ivan Zuccon on H.P. Lovecraft and his Cult Film Career…

*contains spoilers Among the Confederate soldier ghost and zombie movies of the 1980s, which there aren’t too many, is the underrated low-budget item The Supernaturals (1986) as well as the ultra-low-budget movies of Tony Malanowski (1948-). The Supernaturals has a robust b-cast and production values compared to Malanowski’s shot for a few pennies or so…

Read more The Confederate Ghosts of The Supernaturals (1986) and Night of Horror (1981)

*contains spoilers and strong course language Ian Barry (1946-) was born in Sydney. Growing up as a child, he was inspired through his Uncle Harold’s backyard cinema which seated fifty, to make movies. He describes his Uncle in retrospect as “the architect of my life”. Armed with an 8mm camera bought by his aunt, Barry…

Read more Director Ian Barry on The Chain Reaction, Cult Movie Airtight and plenty more…

*contains spoilers The Australian exploitation film The Chain Reaction (1980) was, along with Mad Max (1979), a ground-breaking and extremely well-made genre film directed by Ian Barry (1946-). Barry, like George Miller on Mad Max (1979), created something with the vision of an Aussie Roger Corman, a low-budget masterpiece, which remains his best movie. But…

Read more The Cult of Director Ian Barry’s The Chain Reaction

*contains strong course language Haydn Keenan (1951-) is originally from Melbourne. He formed the company Smart Street Films with his friend Esben Storm while they were still teenagers and moved to Sydney to work for the Commonwealth Film Unit as you will learn from this interview… He made one of his first short films Stephany…

Read more Producer/Director Haydn Keenan on 27A and his Cult Film Career…

*contains spoilers When we talk about the movies of directors Michael (1937-77 killed by helicopter blades) and Roberta Findlay (1948-), many will think of pornography, if they know the filmmakers at all. But it is their horror movies that this article will be concerned with, and even though Michael Findlay only made a couple before…

Read more The Cult of Michael and Roberta Findlay and Shriek of the Mutilated (Part One)